About 100 ex-offenders and advocates rallied in Annapolis on Tuesday morning to urge Maryland lawmakers to pass legislation that would help former inmates reenter society by removing barriers for employment.
Ex-offenders chanted, â€śSecond chance, everybody deserves a second chance,â€ť as legislators walked across Lawyerâ€™s Mall into the statehouse.
â€śWe want the legislature to know that this is an important issue to the people of the state,â€ť said Todd Yeary, the political-action chair for the NAACPâ€™s Maryland State Conference. â€śAnd itâ€™s good public policy.â€ť
Advocates are pushing a couple of bills that deal with expunging certain criminal records.